US federal judge says ‘no direct evidence’ that Lionbridge and owner, H.I.G. Capital, obtained trade secrets under false pretenses during court-ordered sale of TransPerfect; latter to appeal ruling. Continue reading
Media localizer ZOO Digital raises guidance for full-year revenues, as streaming services double down on new territory launches and new productions make a comeback. Continue reading
Slator 2021 Language Industry M&A and Funding Report
The Slator 2021 Language Industry M&A and Funding Report provides in-depth summary and analysis of the 62 M&A transactions and 18 startup and tech funding rounds covered by Slator in 2021. Continue reading
Captioning and Translation Provider Ai-Media Grows 25% in Q2 2022
Australia-based transcription, translation, and captioning provider Ai-Media reports revenues of AUD 14.7m (USD 10.5m) for the second quarter of 2022. Continue reading
Meta Unveils Supercomputer to Power Translation in the Metaverse
Meta shoots for completing world’s fastest supercomputer by mid-2022. Here’s what it can do in terms of natural language processing and translation — and what the facility looks like today. Continue reading
Hacker Leaks Personal Data of Nearly Seven Million OpenSubtitles Users
Multilingual subtitle database OpenSubtitles informs users that a hacker demanded a ransom in August 2021 in exchange for erasing users’ personal data and securing the website. Continue reading
Ontario Court Interpreters Strike Out Different Paths Toward Same End: Better Pay, Treatment
Several groups of court interpreters in Ontario, Canada take action against 12-year-old hourly rate, lack of support for remote interpreting during Covid. Ministry of the Attorney General responds. Continue reading
Netflix COO Reveals Scale of Dubbing and Subtitling Operations
Netflix COO reveals how many minutes Netflix dubbed and subtitled in 2021 and which non-English market is toughest for them to crack at the moment. Continue reading
The World of Japanese Game and Media Localization With Katrina Leonoudakis
Katrina Leonoudakis joins SlatorPod to discuss Japanese-to-English cultural context, machine translation in the workflow, and equivalent experience in the video game industry. Continue reading
Swiss Post Bans DeepL, (Partially) Backs Down After Staff Uproar
After pushback, Switzerland’s national postal service reverses ban on employees using DeepL, Google Translate. Ban remains for PostFinance bank, which must rely on internal MT engine, Post Translate. Continue reading
For Dataset Creation, Humans Should Evaluate Machine Text — New Research
As more language service providers explore data collection and annotation, a new study shows large language models generate more diverse content, while humans excel at rating it. Continue reading
Apostroph Group Tucks in Boutique Language Service Provider in Switzerland
DACH leader Apostroph Group acquires Marco Gehring Communications, a boutique language service provider based in Italian-speaking Switzerland. Continue reading
New Zealand’s ezispeak Saga Said to Leave Interpreters With Unpaid Bills
Company that owned ezispeak, New Zealand government’s remote interpretation provider, sells business, enters liquidation. ezispeak continues to operate, but interpreters say bills have gone unpaid. Continue reading
Google Research Brings ‘Massively Multilingual’ Machine Translation to 200+ Languages
How necessary is parallel data for improving machine translation quality for low-resource languages? Google researchers scale model with ‘pragmatic approach.’ Continue reading
US Healthcare Interpreting Specialist GLOBO Secures Growth Investment
On-demand language service provider, GLOBO, secures growth investment from VSS Capital Partners amid macro tailwinds in US healthcare interpreting. Continue reading
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